Sunday, 4 May 2014

Christmas Card Club - # 10 - Poinsettias

Good morning and I hope you are all well and enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend.  Friday was almost like winter here in Oxfordshire but yesterday, although it started very chilly turned into a beautiful warm sunny day.  When I drove to the next village to collect the newspaper the ice warning alarm on the dash came on, which gave me a bit of shock.  I assumed it was  a malfunction but no, the temperature was indeed only 3 degrees Celsius. I'm glad it was warmer because John needed some help in building a new fence and I told him that if it was cold he would be on his own!!!  I make a good labourer even if I say so myself!

My Card


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Usually our little Christmas Card Club post a card every two weeks but in order to fit them all in it was decided to fit in an extra one.  Rather took me by surprise so I had to hurriedly make a card. I had something in my mind but thinking I had an extra week I had to come up with something in rather a hurry.  This time it was Karen B's turn to choose and she chose  poinsettias.  They really are so indicative of Christmas aren't they?  Karen also celebrated her birthday on Friday so Happy Birthday again! 

My card is 5" x 7" and I used the Poinsettia Box Clear stamp by Woodware.  I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed it using Detail Gold embossing powder. I coloured it with Promarkers and then used tiny gold seed beads for the centres. It was matted onto green glitter card, red card and then onto the white base card. A gold bow and gold gems in the corners finished off my quick Christmas card.  This is a very flat card so very mail friendly.

If you are interested in joining our little group please contact me.  It is not a challenge club, we only want to get ahead with our Christmas cards throughout the year so there is no panic in the last few weeks.  If you would just like to see what the other ladies have made you will find their contact details in my right side bar.

Take care and enjoy the rest of the log weekend - particularly you ladies who work and so will really appreciate the extra time off! 

33 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the image and beautiful traditional festive colours.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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  2. stunning card Christine - I was taken by surprise too! Wonderful make! Big hugs rachel xx

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  3. This is lovely, Christine! Your image is great...I like the way the sentiment and the image are together! No bank holiday here...but it is 1 am and I was rushing to get thisposted...as tomorrow is First Communion day for my little grandaughter...
    Lots of food, lots of fun, and celebrations too, at my daughters house all day tomorrow!

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  4. A Beautiful card,gorgeous image and colours.xxx

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  5. Hi Christine
    Very festive, super stamp and love the addition of the seed beads.
    Sadly, there is no bank holiday in retail. Worked yesterday and working tomorrow, boo hoo!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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  6. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card .... Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  7. This is a beautiful card and a lovely stamp- haven't seen this one before. This challenge caught me on the hop too, had to make my card yesterday.
    Lorraine

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  8. Fabulous card Christine, love the image and love the little god beads for the center of the poinsettia flowers.
    I love poinsettias and have to have one every Christmas can never manage to keep it going though but one of the teachers at the school I work still has her poinsettia in the class window and its still flowering, lovely and bright red leaves/flowers, she's as amazed as me that its still there lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. LOVE this trad card, Christine. It everything that make a good ol' fashioned Christmas timeless and memorable. Have a lovely Sunday!
    hugs, Asha

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  10. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card, very traditional love it.
    Lydia
    X

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  11. Hi Christine...I just love that stamp! you have made a stunning card your design is so beautiful.....such a great colour combo xxxx

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  12. The seed beads make a gorgeous addition and finish to your card. I love the stamp you have used. I went with a digi on mine. Hugs Mrs A. (CCC).

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  13. Hi Christine. Your card is gorgeous. Beautiful poinsettias too. I had to rush and make mine this morning. Need to pay more attention to dates. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

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  14. Very pretty, love all the sparkle. Hope you have a warm day today! Zx

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  15. Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Completely Christmas it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

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  16. Christine a beautiful festive card. Hazel xx

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  17. Great card and design Christine, love the stamp you've used. I still have my Christmas poinsettia though it's looking a little sorry of itself. Carol x

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  18. Wow. A fab Christmas card Christine. I too want to get ahead with my Xmas cards. Total so far - TWO! Keep up the good work x

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  19. Hello Christine, love your card, wonderfully festive, beautiful design too, hope it's warming up for you, take care, hugs Kate x

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  20. Hi Christine, this is gorgeous - I l always love poinsettias on Christmas cards, hugs, Carole Z X

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  21. A really beautiful card. Love this image and all the matting you have behind the image. I really do like those tiny seed beads, as they make such a realistic look to the centers. TFS & Hugs

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  22. Oooh this is love Christine, I do like that stamp! Love the layout you have used as well.

    Oh and I did have a cackle to myself when I saw that you were a warm weather labourer!!! Poor John - lol!!!

    Hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

    PS Will email you about your query later on - just off to trim the maestro's hair before he goes to work next week. Yup I know you are surprised that he lets me loose on the bit that he has left!

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  23. What a lovely elegant Christmas card with such a pretty bow! Just perfect for our challenge at Winter Wonderland this week! Thanks for joining in!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  24. Gorgeous Christmas card Christine, I agree in the morning it is still very chilly...Today however it was so beautiful here...Got lots done around the garden... Hugs May x x

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  25. Yep the mornings here have been very chilly too. I actually had to turn up the heat for a couple days. Thankfully it warmed up and we were able to turn it down again. Beautiful stamp Christine, love those poinsettias Karen x

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  26. Sorry I'm late in commenting. Your card is super for Karen's poinsettia challenge for CCC. Thanks for entering this into my CHNC challenge 175. (Don't forget you could also enter this for my CHNC challenge extra for May - would love to see it there too) x

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  27. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 10 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  28. Hi! Christine,
    Love this stunning card, brilliant stamp, Poinsettias are wonderful
    Hugs

    Patricia XX

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  29. Gorgeous !!! Sorry I'm late commenting, hugs xx

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  30. Gorgeous card Christine sorry I'm just taking my time plodding through blogger! I haven't felt good at all :( love the poinsettias card is really lovely..take care huggles Sue xx

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  31. Super Christmas card Christine, love the used of the seed beads. The colours are perfect for Christmas of course. Flora xx

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  32. A lovely card and the little beads finish off your poinsettia's beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Completely Christmas this week.
    Hugs,
    Sandy DT

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  33. Oh what a gorgeous Christmas card Christine! I just love the gold embossing and the gold seed beads in the centers are so elegant and dimensional!!! Just beautiful!!!

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